Friday, August 26, 2016

No Steam

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

One one the highlights of the Antique Marine Engine Expo is seeing these old steam engines in operation.  Unfortunately, when I attended the expo, these engines weren't operating.  The steam truck was right next to this building ready to generate steam for these guys.  I guess timing is everything. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

It's only fitting that if you have some antique marine engines and perhaps an antique boat, that you would need an antique car to tow them all around.  This Chevy looked in fine shape.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

You might have to search back a year or two ago, but I'm pretty sure this particular engine was featured in this blog.  This 4-cylinder diesel engine weighs in at approximately 10 tons, and generates 135 horsepower at 325 RPM.  An engine like this would be used to power a fishing boat.  This particular engine was built at Oakland, CA in 1941, and was salvaged from a fishing boat that sank at a dock in Seattle.  It is one of a few dozen Atlas Imperials still in working condition.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Antique Marine Engines

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

A few of the many antique marine engines on display are seen here.  I've attended this expo in years past, and it's always neat to see these old engines run.  Many are in working condition and often are for sale to collectors.  I felt that this year, the number of engines on display was far fewer than in years past.  Still they were all interesting to look at. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

1931 Ford Model A Pick Up Truck

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

I found this antique pick up truck, tucked behind the some of the antique marine engines on display during the annual Antique Marine Engine Expo held at Mystic Seaport.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Newport Beach House

Middletown, RI  2016

The newly renovated Newport Beach House is actually in Middletown, RI right across the border from Newport.  It's a venue ideal for wedding receptions and other formal types of gatherings.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hotel Viking

Newport, RI  2016

I did not stay at the Hotel Viking, but I have it on pretty good authority that it is a fine place to stay if you ever visit Newport, RI.   It has a very classic,  look to it.